Two Buys with Very Low Risk

Two of our current recommended positions, both exchange-traded funds, qualify as very low risk investments, notes J. Royden Ward, editor of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor. iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index ETF (USMV) seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index. The ETF invests […]

Five Compelling Reasons to Allocate to Emerging Markets: Brandes Investments

Many investors are hesitant to allocate a portion of their portfolio to emerging markets, in part due to perceived high risks. Although historically these risks may have presented a barrier, the situation has changed dramatically over the past decade. Emerging markets are no longer the uncharted markets they were in the past—they are advancing economies […]

Wasatch International Growth Fund Q2 2014 Commentary

OverviewThe Wasatch International Growth (Trades, Portfolio) Fund returned 0.67% in the second quarter of 2014, underperforming the 3.64% return of the MSCI All Country (AC) World Ex-U.S.A. Small Cap Index.The world is showing uneven signs of economic recovery, with some positive advances being felt throughout many of the developed and emerging markets. Within this environment, […]

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: NQ Mobile Climbs On SEC Filing; Huntsman Shares Slide

Related BZSUM Mid-Day Market Update: Micron Gains On Buyback Announcement; Sarepta Shares Dip Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Down; Merck Posts Upbeat Earnings Toward the end of trading Monday, the Dow traded up 0.01 percent to 16,806.73 while the NASDAQ tumbled 0.04 percent to 4,481.83. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.21 percent to 1,960.40. Leading and […]

Brian Rogers’ T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Semi-Annual Report 2013

Fellow Shareholders The first half of 2013 was rewarding for equity investors, lackluster for money market investors, and troubling for fixed income investors. U.S. stock prices rose despite weakness in June, as corporate earnings advanced, sentiment improved, and investors slowly reallocated assets to the equity market. Money market fund returns hovered in barely positive territory, […]